Friday, April 17, 2015

My Inspiration

My mom, Connie Gildersleeve is a very inspiring person to me. Which in this case, why I think she is one of the most successful people that I know. She is successful because she went to school in McCook, NE, attended college, became a certified optometric technician , married twice, has a blended family and then became a TeamMates Coordinator and a Gallup Strengths Coach! Other accomplishments of hers include leading a shoe drive for Students4Soles which collected 13,694 pairs of shoes. The most rewarding part of the shoe drive was getting to distribute shoes to children in need in Costa Rica. Connie also directed the Children’s Church Christmas Program for nine years. She told me what defines success means in her own words, some problems she’s faced and how to handle them, accomplishments she's made and advice for others.

My mom has been a very successful person in her life and she thinks success is very important. She said that success is when you’ve done something you’re proud of and getting the checklist done for the day or knowing that you’ve done something to make yourself better. It also means to help others and doing something she is passionate about. When you have success, you just want more of it and that motivates you to accomplish more.

When problems occur, she looks back on it to see how it started. Then you put a plan together and act right away to settle the problem. The more you linger on the problem, the bigger the problem can become.

Accomplishments are very important to my mom but the most important for her is our family. She wants to make sure that we do our best in everything and to have good manners. She wants us to know how much she loves and cares about us. 

My mom does have a lot of advice for others. One of the big parts is to dream big and have ideas that you want to do in the future. Also to have ideas about what you want to achieve. Vision Boards are another great example. You can but all kinds of images and quotes on your vision board to focus on, to help you become successful in the future. Last but not least, she recommends that you focus on your strengths because it’s easier to be successful when you do what comes naturally to you.  

After all, my mom Connie is a very inspirational person to me and that’s why she is so successful in so many different ways and one of those is being successful at being a parent. Thank you Mom!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New York City

Whats the largest city you ever visited? How about New York City? New York is the largest city in the United States and the most populous city in the United States. It is also one of the biggest cities in the world. There are many places to visit in NYC and I have no idea where I would start. 
Let’s go over some general information over New York. The overall population is over 8 Million people! Thats more nearly eight times as much people in our home state of Nebraska! The city itself is 13.5 miles long and 2.3 at its widest point. Overall, New York City is 33.6 square miles.
For food lovers, there are literally thousands (maybe even millions) of restaurants in the city both fast food and big fancy restaurants. From Subway to Arby’s and from Olive Garden to Tavern on the Green. There are at least three types of New York Styles of food; New York Hotdog, New York Pizza even New York Cheesecake! 
Since New York is so big, you may be thinking there are many places to visit and you’re correct! I would defiantly recommend going one of the most famous landmarks in the United States, the Statue of Liberty (the big green lady.) If you love trains, you will certainly want to visit Grand Central Station in downtown Manhattan. Another place I would recommend visiting is Rockerfeller Center! Rockerfeller Center is one of the busiest centers in New York! You can do so much there such as to visit the GE building, get tours of the NBC’s television studios and best of all, going Ice Skating! 
In conclusion, New York City would be a very awesome place to visit and that why it is on my bucket list! Although it might be hard to get to places with all the city traffic, but I think it’ll be worth waiting so you can let the buildings and taxis going along. So if I were you, I would put New York City on your bucket list!

Book; New York City
By. Michael Oreshes